Route History

Route 243 fares

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
03.10.34
E
3DA
4DA
4DA

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - Sewardstone Road - Waltham Abbey - Waltham Cross - Cheshunt - GOFFS OAK ( Mon Fri ) - CUFFLEY STATION ( Mon-Fri peaks / Sat / Sun )
OPO Route
13.03.35
E
4DA
4DA
4DA

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - Sewards tone Road - Waltham Abbey - Waltham Cross - Cheshunt - Goffs Oak - Cuffley - Northaw - POTTERS BAR GARAGE
Extended from Goffs Oak to Potters Bar at all times

01.09.40
E
7T
8T
5T

Converted to crew operation

1940 map

Extracted from 1940 historical map drawn by  Mike Harris

The Greater London Bus Map

30.10.40
E
6T
8T
5T

POTTERS BAR GARAGE - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel or WOODFORD WELLS ( special journeys )
Some journeys diverted at Chingford via Whitehall Road to Woodford Wells

22.01.41
E
6T
8T
5T

POTTERS BAR GARAGE - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel or Woodford Wells - then LOUGHTON STATION ( special journeys )
Woodford Wells journeys extended to LOUGHTON STATION

29.10.41
E
6T
6T
5T

HAMMOND STREET Rising Sun
- Longfield Lane - Flamstead End - Cheshunt - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Sewardstone Road - Kings Head Hill then CHINGFORD RFH or
Whitehall Road - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON STATION ( special journeys )
Withdrawn between Cheshunt and Potters Bar - this section replaced by Revised 242
Diverted at Cheshunt to Hammond Street


31.12.41
E
6T
7T
7T

HAMMOND STREET Rising Sun - CHINGFORD RFH or Whitehall Road - Woodford Wells - LOUGHTON GARAGE ( special journeys )
Loughton terminal changed to Garage instead of Station

21.04.43
E
4T
5T
4T
 
L
1T
1T
1T

Loughton (L) allocation added

22.05.46
E
5T
6T
5T

HAMMOND STREET Rising Sun - CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel
Withdrawn between Chingford and Loughton
Loughton (L) allocation withdrawn

13.04.49
E
6TD
7TD
7TD

Converted to TD type

14.05.52
E
6T
7T
7T

Converted to T operation.

06.05.53
E
7RT
8RT
5RT

Converted to double deck RT operation.

30.04.58
E
7RT
8RT
5RT

205 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
11.10.61
E
7RT
7RT
3RT

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - FLAMSTEAD END (Suns) - HAMMOND STREET (MS)
Sunday withdrawn between Flamstead End and Hammond Street - this section covered by Route 205A

27.02.63
E
--
--
3RT

CHINGFORD Royal Forest Hotel - FLAMSTEAD END (Suns)
Mon-Sat service withdrawn - replaced by revised 279.
and Route 242 between Chingford and Waltham Cross

07.09.68
E
--
--
3RT

CHINGFORD STATION - FLAMSTEAD END (Suns)
Withdrawn between Chingford Station and Royal Forest Hotel.

30.11.68
E
--
--
3RT

UPSHIRE - Waltham Cross - Waltham Abbey - Cheshunt - FLAMSTEAD END (Suns)
Diverted at Waltham Abbey to Upshire - withdrawn section replaced by revised 242. 
The new section replaced withdrawn 242A

RT4116

The conductress is posing next to RT4116 at the Upshire stand

John Parkin

10.04.76
Route withdrawn - replaced by revised  217 and 279

Operating Garage

E Enfield
Changeover point Waltham Cross

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